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the economy, on jobs, on federal spending and the deficit. and that poll was taken, most of that poll was taken before last week's debate which widely is seen as going to mitt romney. now, in california, the president last night actually mocked his own debate performance, poked fun at himself. take a listen to this. >> everybody here is such great friends, and they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> reporter: so the pressure's really on the president for the next presidential debate which will be, of course, next week. but first, the two number twos are going to go head to head thursday night in danville, kentucky. no one knows what to expect from that one. joe biden going at it with congressman paul ryan. we haven't seen these two go head to head before. so a lot going on this week with this foreign policy speech. a lot of fund-raisers out west with the president and then, of course, the big debate on thursday night. for "cbs this morning," i'm jan crawford in lexington, virginia. >>> california's governor is taking emergency steps to cut risin
washington, the debt and the deficit and tax reform and everything but also about campaign money. well, they realized that campaigns are very expensive. if you want to win, you've got to bring in a lot of money. >> reporter: efforts to regulate lobbying date back to 1876 when the house first required lobby i haves to register with the clerk. in the 21st century, the lobbying industry has become a revolving door for lawmakers. they retire from congress and make more money returning as lobbyists, often getting special access with their former colleagues on capitol hill. a study by the watchdog group public citizen found that 43% of the members of congress who left office between 1998 and mid 2005 went on to register as lobbyists. in 2007, thurber advised then senator obama, who championed sweeping lobby reform. >> big money and lobbyists were clearly drowning out the aspirations of the american people. >> reporter: lobbyist jake abrahm off had just gone to prison for cheating clients and bribing congress. lawmakers passed new reforms that required strict public disclosure of lobbying act
hall debates how does the deficit and debt affect you it tripped him up a little bit. there's that personal interaction bit which is part of politics. that can be very unpredictable. we'll see how these two candidates deal with regular people when they have to talk to them face to face. >> what are we seeing at the state level. we saw romney get a bit of a bounce at the national level but ultimately the electoral college will make the choice here in this election. >> we're seeing the same kind of tightening in the battleground state polls we've seen in the national polls but it's happening in different states in different ways. governor romney is seeing some great improvement, things are going well for him in state polls and florida and colorado but not so much in virginia. tightening in ohio but not as much as colorado and florida. so, individual states are starting to align with candidates a little bit more and we'll have to see how that plays out. . >> given that movement how critical is this debate for the president? >> it's pretty critical. he needs to fix, you know, t
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